Just because I know that there are people with ties to Erie, PA on this site... should get a kick out of this:
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM ERIE WHEN....
You consider walking around the Millcreek Mall a totally viable option for a date
You take your girl friend to the public dock on State street to watch the submarine races
You've never purchased beer in a convenience or grocery store
The words 'to be' are not used in sentence structure, e.g. the "Car needs washed" or "the grass needs mowed"
Been bar-hopping downtown, visited 32 bars and never left 1 block
Think it's normal for the citizen to pizza shop ratio to be 4:1
Know what a davenport is
You think going to North East is a long drive
You know that North East is in the Northwest corner of the state
"Pop" has everything to do with beverages and nothing to do with your Dad
You have three choices - Browns, Bills or Steelers that's it.
It's completely normal to see people you've known since kindergarten every weekend
Perch is on the menu
If it's not a Smith dog, I don't want it.
You think greek sauce and pepperoni balls are available everywhere
Pizza and wings are your favorite meal - whether at home or eating out
You keep an ice scrapper in your car for 10 months out of the year, because you never know
You've heard "it's a horse apiece" and know what it means
Two feet of snow does not mean a snow day
You find drive through beer distributors in your neighborhood
You find zero degrees "a bit chilly"
You don't care to go to the Peninsula, but 100,000 people from Pittsburgh do
Peach jam refers to traffic problems
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events
You know several people who have hit deer more than once
Vacation means going south past Pittsburgh for the weekend
You can drive 65 mph through two feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow
You measure distance in hours
You know all four seasons as: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again
Otters are a hockey team and the Seawolves play baseball
When choosing a pumpkin for Halloween, you often have to dig through snow to find one
Every time you hear "Carol of the Bells" you start singing "Star Mobile Home, Star Mobile Home..."
You know all the lyrics to the "Brandel Painting"jingle
Getting dressed up means putting on something OTHER than sweatpants (or at least the ones without the holes)
"80s hair"isn't a thing of the past
It wouldn't be summer, it wouldn't be fun without ice Cream from Sara's
Your weekend plans include a stag and drag and a diaper party
You've ever bought a beer for a quarter
You really DID walk uphill, both ways in two feet of snow to school every day
A Register is something that heat comes out of.
You go to a beach and comment on the "good"sand
You've ever gone to a "prep dance"
You've been to a "Save-An-Eye" game
You remember the Pop Man at Jerry Uht Park
You wear shorts when it's the least bit warm No Matter
What because you never know when you'll get to do it again
Going 30 mph is speeding
You know what ox roast is
You have a pool table in your basement and you are on a bowling league
You've ever tried to leave and Erie just keeps sucking you back in
You know it is your lucky day when you get all of the gree lights on West 12th St
You know what sponge candy is
When you eat out, you get a side of ranch dressing for your french fries
You eat french fries on your chicken/steak salad- and they actually look at you like your crazy when you ask why it isn't like that everywhere...
Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.